Food Writer

Devra First

Devra First is the Globe’s food writer and restaurant critic. She writes features about the world of food, restaurant reviews, and critical pieces exploring the cultural and societal meaning of food and restaurants.

First has worked at the Globe as a writer and editor since 2000. She was previously the Globe’s food editor. She has also served as assistant arts editor in the Globe’s Living/Arts department and worked at the Boston Phoenix (RIP). First is originally from New York.

Latest stories

The most exciting new local restaurants coming soon to the Boston area

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They just keep opening! Here are some you should care about, and why.

Café du Pays: It’s like Canada for Cantabrigians

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The team behind State Park and Mamaleh’s goes French-Canadian in the former Hungry Mother space.

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Once more, with feeling, at Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar

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Michael Schlow’s Greek spot gets a heart transplant in the form of chef Brendan Pelley.

Quick Bite

Meet your new all-day-all-night hangout. It’s in a Masonic lodge.

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Explorateur, a restaurant overlooking the Boston Common, feels like a French cafe crossed with a library crossed with an airplane hangar.